This past week was quite a whirlwind with all the dirt that came out during the impeachment inquiry — especially on Day 5!
Of course, Nunes and the GOP have done their best to explain it all away and called Trump’s extortion of Ukraine a “hoax,” claiming that damning evidence was just “hearsay” and that there’s no “quid pro quo” — Trump even wrote that last part in Sharpie, so we should take his word for it, right? WRONG!
Sunday, ABC News revealed that they had information that the House Intelligence Committee “was in possession of audio and video recordings and photographs provided to the committee by Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who reportedly played a key role in assisting him in his efforts to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told CNN Sunday:
‘We have subpoenaed Mr. Parnas and Mr. [Igor] Fruman for their records. We would like them to fully comply with those subpoenas.’
The ABC report goes on to say:
‘An attorney for Parnas, Joseph A. Bondy, also declined to comment, directing ABC News to a statement released earlier in the day Sunday reading in part, “Mr. Parnas has vociferously and publicly asserted his wish to comply with his previously issued subpoena and to provide the House Intelligence Committee with truthful and important information that is in furtherance of justice, not to obstruct it.”
‘The statement goes on to say, “His evidence and potential testimony is non-partisan, and not intended to be part of a battle between the left and the right, but rather an aid in the determination by our government of what is in the best interests of our nation.”
‘Sources tell ABC News the tapes were provided as part of that congressional subpoena issued to Parnas, and the former Giuliani ally also provided a number of documents both in English and Ukrainian to the committee in two separate productions, sources told ABC News.’
Giuliani’s relationship with Parnas and Fruman is the subject of a criminal investigation in the Southern District of New York. That case is set to be heard in court early next month.
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